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Joe Scarborough trashes Lindsey Graham for ‘cleaning up for Trump’ after trying to impeach Clinton for far less

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough levied a scathing attack on South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham on Thursday, mocking him for being President Donald Trump’s clean-up boy after trying to impeach President Bill Clinton for far lesser offenses.

“We also were friends during the impeachment of Bill Clinton,” Scarborough said to his guest, House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD). “I voted for two articles of impeachment, you didn’t. My standard then is my standard now which is, if a working-class guy couldn’t get away with lying to the grand jury, then the president shouldn’t.”

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“Forget the personal side of it — let’s just talk about the abuse of public trust,” Scarborough continued. “How much worse Donald Trump’s examples of obstruction of justice were compared, to Bill Clinton’s?”

“I am here to tell everybody, there is no comparison,” he went on, answering his own question. “Lindsey Graham running around trying to clean this up for Donald Trump, he was prosecuting Bill Clinton in the Senate for something that pales in comparison to what we read about yesterday.”

“I would say it’s at least — what President Trump has done is at least 100 times worse,” Cummings added, taking a swipe at Attorney General Bill Barr for good measure. “He seemed very sympathetic to the fact that the president came with somewhat of a cloud being investigated. Well, duh, he did that to himself.”

“”When Bill Clinton got elected in 1992, I mean, Republicans never ever gave him a break and I was one of those who from the very beginning went after him,” Scarboroough recalled. “Donald Trump does not deserve protection from his attorney general because people play hardball in Washington, D.C.”

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Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist

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In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.

As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."

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Black Londoner explains George Floyd protester support with story of how cops murdered his brother

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In an interview with MSNBC's Molly Hunter, a Black Londoner explained why he turned out for a protest near Trafalgar Square in support of Americans who have hit the streets in the U.S. over the murder of George Floyd by four former Minneapolis police officers.

According to the man -- identified as Daniel and who was wearing a COVID-19 mask and a New York Yankees hat -- his brother was also murdered by police and the cops walked free.

"You've been marching all day," Hunter began. "Look, I have two questions for you: what was it like watching the U.S. this week from London? Does it resonate?

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Denver cops busted for doing drive-by shootings of anti-police brutality protesters

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In a video posted to Twitter, a young Denver man protesting the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minnesota police officers, found himself on the receiving end of an attack by police himself as he filmed them riding on the side of a truck -- only to have his phone hit by a fired police projectile while still in his hand.

According to Rachelle D'nae, a staff writer at Slate, her brother went to the Denver protest and was filming the officers when the incident occurred.

"My older brother went to a protest in Denver last night. as the police were leaving, one of them shot him with a pepper pellet that smashed the back of his phone and exploded in his face. they were ~30 feet from each other and it looks like the officer aimed directly at his face," she wrote before adding in a second tweet, "when my brother told me he was going I prepared for the worst. I made sure he had my number memorized so I could bail him out if I needed to and I sat up until he made it home, trying not to cry as he told me he had been tear-gassed."

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